I have a Dell XPS600.
When I booted I could not find my D & E optical drives.
Tried a few things in set up and finally reset it it default settings.
Now the raid 1 is not letting XP Pro boot.
If I break the raid I find both drives are good and seem identical as I have not made any changes or created any docs.
Dell, naturally, wants me to reload the op system and start over.
If I rebuild the raid will it destroy the data on the disks?
If you rebuild the RAID 1 with Intel Matrix Storage Manager, you will choose the source HDD and the HDD you are adding to the volume. The source HDD files, etc. will remain; the HDD you are adding to the volume will lose all its data (because it will mirror the source HDD).
I downloaded Intel's Matrix. In order to use it I was told to install some kind of storage console. I forget the name of it.
But it cost over $700.00 to purchase it.
So I wiped out my desktop Raid and reformatted the drives.
Rebuilt the Raid inside my desktop.
Then I removed my SATA drive with the image on it from the separate Raid housing.
Purchased a multi drive hub that required no extra software.
Hooked it up to the drive and was able to restore my system.
I appreciate your response to my question.
It was too expensive to follow through with Intel's product.